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Renewing certs that are not or no longer in use

Posted October 4, 2021 77 views
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I received a notice from Let’s Encrypt about certificate expiration notices for domains that are not on live sites, just ones that I was using to learn. Should I just not worry about those? I only have one site currently that is live. They do not show up when I try to renew them on the droplet where they exist. For example, I have http://blog.mockdownjersey.com/ that goes to Success! the home virtual is working! – I assume it doesn’t really matter that I don’t have a cert on something like this.

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Hi @leorawe,

You are absolutely correct. There is no need to renew the certificates of websites that are no longer live.

Additionally, about the blog/website you posted, it’s perfectly fine to leave it like that and not have an SSL certificate installed on it.

Regards,
KFSys

For Letsencrypt, you may do some house cleaning to remove un-needed domains

Run sudo certbot delete and follow the on-screen instructions.

That way, any subsequent sudo cerbot renew commands you run will only renew only-in-use domains